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Met Office Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2019

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Pros
  • "Met Office offer great work life balance with flexible working, good annual leave and good maternity and paternity provisions(in 11 reviews)

  • "You get stuck into a real working environment, I felt like I was a member of the team from day one(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay freeze has meant no payrises for over half a decade and this is set to cotinue(in 3 reviews)

  • "Don't believe what you hear about public sector being less stressful and not such hard work as private(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Home Depot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Met Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work different stores every week

    Cons

    not enough pay and poor management

    Met Office2017-03-20
  2. "There's more to working here than presenting the weather forecast"

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    Current Employee - Employee Relations Advisor in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Met Office part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being engaged in work that makes a positive difference in people's lives, the Exeter HQ site is amazing, and the breadth of opportunities in a huge range of disciplines makes for a diverse way of thinking.

    Cons

    Some legacy traces of old civil service ways of hierarchical thinking still remain .

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    Met Office2019-09-04
  3. "A review of the Met Office at 23 months"

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    Current Employee - Senior HRBP in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Met Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in a global centre of Excellence for weather and climate services. The Met Office has a wide range of roles ranging from Technology to Science and so you learn a lot of new skills and knowledge. Salaries and benefits are good compared to many public sector bodies. There is access to the Civil Service Pension scheme. The Head Office in Exeter has a modern spacious environment with a restaurant, cafe and grounds to walk around. Staff are friendly and from a range of backgrounds and nationalities. There is a gym in Exeter and numerous clubs for staff to get involved in ranging from Brass bands to Language clubs.

    Cons

    You are asked by people daily what the weather is

    Met Office2019-09-03
  4. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Head of Reward in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Met Office full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Civil Service Excellence Ethos and being the lead on weather and climate. The benefits, equality based pay, see our Gender Pay Gap Reports...flexible working practices and our employee Health and wellbeing offering Active trainee schemes and career development improving our Diversity and Inclusivity opportunity

    Cons

    The plans and activity to improve and make more progress on Diversity and Inclusivity coming to fruition more quickly.

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    Met Office2019-09-03
  5. "Great place to work with good careers development opportunities and work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist Partner in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Met Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Generous Annual Leave allowance, Open to Flexible Working patterns, Amazing parenthood benefits and great facilities.

    Cons

    Pay reviews set out by Government so can have long delays for pay rises to be effective.

    Met Office2019-09-02
  6. "A fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations Team Leader in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Met Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Proud to be working for the Met Office for past 3 years. Management are eager and committed to developing talent within their team and the wider organization, with secondment opportunities as well as a multitude of training courses available to build on CPD. Met Office is strongly committed to its people and provides many benefits to support a healthy work/life balance to include amazing on site facilities and the opportunity to buy additional leave in excess of an already generous starting package of 27.5 days (increasing to 32.5 days after 5 years)

    Cons

    Always being blamed by friends and family when it rains!

    Met Office2019-09-02
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Met Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great total package, pay competitive to similar roles in region but more than made up for by the work environment, onsite facilities and items such as the pension

    Cons

    Lacking a bit in diversity, although this does reflect the regions demographic

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    Met Office2019-06-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Met Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Superb work/life balance. Flexible working hours/patterns with plenty of time off. Pleasant working environment with space to learn and develop new skills. Social clubs, gym, cafes and shop onsite.

    Cons

    Low pay for more experienced staff.

    Met Office2019-03-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating , unrewarding place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Met Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Civil service pension. Flexible working hours. Open to homeworking. Nice people (mostly).

    Cons

    It's very difficult to get anything done & you will feel bogged down by bureaucracy, endless pointless meetings & lack of necessary resource. The pay as a civil servant is way below competitive rates. If you work outside of Exeter H.Q. you will struggle to be included in the benefits most staff receive, (e.g. events, training & social, nice surroundings, even struggle to get basic upgrades to furniture, I.T. etc.). Although generally open to staff progression, outside of Exeter H.Q. you will struggle to find opportunities.

    Met Office2019-03-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Operational Meteorologist"

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    Current Employee - Operational Meteorologist in Brize Norton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Met Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of travel opportunities. Many internal job opportunities and relatively easy to switch between roles from within the organisation. Plenty of staff support from management. Offices are embracing modern working styles.

    Cons

    Some uncertainty with job security dependant on government funding and direction to a certain extent. Difficult to find positives about 24/7 shift working pattern.

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    Met Office2018-11-28
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